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World Stories; Russian Trinity

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World Stories
Russian Trinity
Series Description

Series release date: 2001

Program Description

The tragic story of three institutions in Stalin's Moscow that shook the world: the hellish Lubyanka, headquarters of the secret police; the heavenly Bolshoi, palace of the arts; and, between them, the Kremlin, impregnable fortress of the state. One ruled, another enforced, and the third served to mask the other two.

This program charts the rise and fall of Stalin's Russia through interconnected portraits of three of its most important institutions: the Kremlin, the ultimate seat of power; the Lubyanka, home of the secret police; and the Bolshoi Theater, a reward for the faithful.



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Broadcast program

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